House of the Week: $6 million for a Casa Loma car lover’s dream
ADDRESS: 64 Forest Hill Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Jordan Grosman and Steven N. Wagman, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
THE PLACE: From the outside, this Casa Loma mansion blends in with the traditional architecture of the neighbourhood, but the contemporary interiors look like something straight out of Dwell magazine: a stark black and white kitchen is warmed up by mocha-coloured hardwood floors; the marble-walled washroom is clean-lined and sumptuous.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: A five-car underground garage and heated two-car driveway is sweet candy to any automobile lover or aspiring Jay Leno impersonator—stale jokes not included.
BIG SELLING POINT: This home is made for entertaining. The expansive kitchen opens onto to a luxurious backyard, equipped with an infinity-edge swimming pool and built-in barbecue. It’s an idyllic getaway spot for summer, no drive to Muskoka necessary.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Antique furniture would likely look as out of place in these minimal rooms as Michael Ignatieff on the campaign trail. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of room in the garage to store your late great-aunt Irma’s Victorian settee.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 6 bathrooms
• 5-car underground garage
• 4 bedrooms
• 4-level elevator
• 2 laundry rooms
• 1 heated driveway
• 1 infinity pool
• 1 massive walk-in closet